BSW is home to one of the most comprehensive tax groups in the area. Our five board certified tax attorneys specialize in a myriad of complex tax matters, ranging from federal income tax and state and local tax issues, to ERISA, pension, retirement plan issues and many others. Our attorneys have assisted in tax planning with regard to mergers and acquisitions, sophisticated financing transactions and tax free reorganization transactions on local, state and federal levels, as well as advising clients regarding federal tax audits from the Internal Revenue Service pertaining to various federal tax issues.
The firm has extensive experience in handling state and parish tax matters relating to all of the state and local taxes levied in Louisiana. Our attorneys assist clients with matters such as sales and use taxes, ad valorem property taxes, occupational license taxes, corporate income and franchise taxes, and severance taxes.
The firm’s tax lawyers have worked with clients in handling state and local tax audits in administrative appeals with both the Louisiana Department of Revenue and various parish and local taxing authorities. Additionally, they have advised with tax planning on Louisiana-specific aspects of multi-state business operations, and have helped with handling both state and parish refund requests.
BSW has a large estate planning and estate administration practice. Although we provide the customary range of legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, trust matters, and federal estate tax matters, we also have extensive experience in the areas of: planning for family and closely-held businesses, handling disputes and litigation involving contested estates and trusts, and defending federal estate tax disputes against the IRS and the United States Department of Justice.